Quick, somebody hand me a violin that only dogs can hear:

Paul Martin, who shall remain nameless, has hurt David Wilkins’s feelings: “Just think about this. What if one of our best friends criticized you directly and incorrectly almost relentlessly? What if that friend’s agenda was to highlight your perceived flaws while avoiding mentioning your successes? What if that friend demanded respect but offered little in return?” Wilkins asked. […]

Ruminations on the value of a dollar

One day this past summer, a camper of mine, bored, threw herself onto an armchair and demanded that I tell her a story. A story? I said. What kind of a story? Y’know, she replied, one of those stories you always tell. Recognition dawned instantly. You mean one of my bitter childhood memories? Her eyes lit up. Yeah, […]